The visiting team of CARA included its chairman, M. Ramchandra Reddy, OSD to chairman, Dr. Gundlapally Sreenu, members of its adoption committee, R.K. Pramodini and Annie Mangsatabam, amongst others who were part of the meeting.
Appreciating the visiting team for highlighting various concerns and issues to look into child adoption in Manipur, minister Nemcha Kipgen said that she deeply felt connected when it comes for the welfare of the children. She continued that children should be given much care and assured that whatever can be done from the side of state government, will be executed without much delay.
She also urged the team to initiate for the opening of the concern offices in the seven newly created districts so that children from every nook and corner will not be deprived of their basic rights.
The minister further assured that all the concern stakeholders like District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) and Child Welfare Committee (CWC) will soon be placed at the same office venue.
Nemcha stated that she felt privileged to interact with the team and also lauded Union cabinet minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, for initiating the progressive meeting for the welfare of the children of the state.
It may be mentioned that CARA is designated as the central authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003. It primarily deals with adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated or recognised adoption agencies.
Source: Imphal Free Press